Wine Fontanafredda, "Moncucco" Moscato d'Asti DOCG, 2007, 375 ml
Wine bright, clear golden color with greenish reflections.
The wine has a rich, well-structured flavor with fruity tones of peach and citrus, hints of honey, balanced acidity and soft long aftertaste with hints of raisins.
Rich aroma of wine sounds sweet honey notes, hints of white raisins, dried apricots subtle undertones and candied fruits, soft nuances of citrus (lemon peel) and herbal intonations.
The wine is very pleasant in itself, it is also ideal for many types of desserts.
Moscato Bianco grapes from which made "Moncucco", is grown in the municipality of Santo Stefano Belbo, on the steep slopes of the hills overlooking the south side. The distinctive quality of the terroir expressed in saturated yellow wine and especially - in his bright explosive flavor. Taste wine has a high resistance and conjures up the light and warmth to pick up the ripe bunches of muscat grapes.
An estate with a beautiful name Fontanafredda, means "cold fountain" is an unusually romantic story of its origin. This is a story of love Italian King Victor Emmanuel II and the Duchess of Roses Mirafiori, who was born the daughter of a soldier. Seeing a young fourteen beautiful, king loved her for many years, and after the death of a spouse or did Contessa Rosa di Mirafiori and Fontanafredda and his wife. Despite the marriage, children Roses could not claim the throne and themselves had to worry about his future. One of the wonderful gifts of his beloved king was hunting reserve Serralunga d'Alba. After the death of the Duchess of his inherited her son - Duke Emanuele Alberto di Mirafiori. Despite all its splendor, the reserve could hardly feed the son of the monarch, so in 1878 he founded the winery and it becomes a real king ... Italian wines.
Currently, the estate covers more than 70 acres of beautiful land in Piedmont. The vineyards of the estate are located in the territories of the communes of Barolo, Serralunga d'Alba and Diano d'Alba. On most of the grape fields (40 ha) is grown Nebbiolo grapes, and the rest of the equally grow Chardonnay, Moscato, Barbera and Dolcetto. In 1931 Fontanafredda became the property of one of the oldest banks in Italy - Monte dei Paschi di Siena (Monte dei Paschi).
Today Fontanafredda is a co-owner Oscar Farinetti - famous Italian businessman and founder of the "slow food". The company is one of the largest wineries and produces more than 4 million. Bottles of sparkling wine and 2.5 million. Bottles of "quiet" wines. Produced wines are part of its own raw materials, and partly - from raw materials farmers with small vineyards and long-term contracts with Fontanafredda. Thus, Fontanafredda produce a wide range of worthy Piedmontese wines that fit perfectly in the wine lists of the best restaurants and has consistently receive high marks wine critics. The world-renowned Robert Parker calls Fontanafredda "one of the great names of wine of Piedmont."